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Exploring Space

By Martin Jenkins
Illustrated by Stephen Biesty

A fascinating account of space exploration with lavish cross-section illustrations by Stephen Biesty, covering early astronomy, rockets, the Space Race and the future of space-travel.

Revisit the story of the Apollo 11 moon landing in time for the 50th anniversary! The extraordinary story of space exploration, from Galileo's telescope to the launch of the International Space Station – and beyond! Martin Jenkins' accessible and wide-ranging narrative covers early astronomy, the history of flight, the Space Race, the day-to-day of astronauts in the International Space Station and the possibility of extraterrestrial life, and considers where future missions might take us. Stephen Biesty's magnificent cross-section illustrations lay bare the intricate workings of space probes and shuttles, the Mars Curiosity Rover, spacesuits and Soyuz rockets. Back matter includes a comprehensive timeline and glossary of terms. With hours' worth of detail to pore over, this is the perfect gift for all space enthusiasts, young or old.

  • Publishing in time for the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing in 2019.
  • Martin Jenkins has condensed centuries of space exploration into a fascinating and accessible narrative, featuring information on robots and rovers, rockets, the Space Race and the possibility of alien life.
  • Stunning cross-sections by best-selling illustrator Stephen Biesty.

About the author

Martin Jenkins is the author of many groundbreaking Walker non-fiction titles, including Can We Save the Tiger? (overall winner of the SLA Information Book Award), The Emperor’s Egg (winner of The Times Junior Information Book Award) and The Story of Money. His adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic adventure story Gulliver’s Travels won the Kate Greenaway Medal. Martin lives in Cambridge. Stephen Biesty is the illustrator of the best-selling cross-section titles published by Dorling Kindersley. His first book, Incredible Cross-sections (with text by Richard Platt), has sold over a million copies and been published in 16 countries; his other books include The Story of Buildings, Great Explorers, Incredible Explosions and Rome: In Spectacular Cross-section. He has won many prestigious awards for his work, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award and the UKLA Children's Book Award. Stephen lives in Somerset.

About the illustrator

Stephen Biesty is the illustrator of the best-selling cross-section titles published by Dorling Kindersley. His first book, Incredible Cross-sections (with text by Richard Platt), has sold over a million copies and been published in 16 countries; his other books include The Story of Buildings, Great Explorers, Incredible Explosions and Rome: In Spectacular Cross-section. He has won many prestigious awards for his work, including the New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award and the UKLA Children's Book Award. Stephen lives in Somerset.

ISBN: 9781406379815
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2018
Dimensions: 247 x 287mm, 64pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: In Stock

Last updated on 04/11/18 at 22:24:18
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